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Airbnb House Party Tech Steers Some Guests Toward Hotels and Private Rooms

Life is often a series of tradeoffs, right? Such is the case for Airbnb, which is testing new anti-house party technology in the U.S. and Canada that would steer some potential guests barred from booking whole homes toward private rooms and hotel stays instead. Kevin Krejci A house party at an Airbnb rental in San…

Tourism

Canada Indigenous Tourism Gets Big Nod for First Time in National Budget

After all, Indigenous experiences can play a critical role in Canada's reconciliation process, as well as in drawing the deep-pocketed international traveler back to Canada.

Canada Indigenous Tourism Gets Big Nod for First Time in National Budget

Travel Booking

Mobile Commerce’s Growing Opportunities for Travel: Latest Skift Research

Mobile is already the primary device for travel planning in the majority of the world. Still, mobile bookings are yet to surpass desktop bookings in volume or value. Undoubtedly, travel companies need to increase mobile investments while also deploying an overarching multi-device strategy to engage customers throughout.

Mobile Commerce’s Growing Opportunities for Travel: Latest Skift Research

Coronavirus

Korean Hotel Brand Behind New York Palace Plans Bigger U.S. Presence

Lotte may not be a household name in North American hospitality, but it could quickly become one thanks to hotel owners coming out of the pandemic looking for lower branding costs than what the likes of Marriott or Hilton demand.

Korean Hotel Brand Behind New York Palace Plans Bigger U.S. Presence

Tourism

U.S. Borders Will Remain Largely Closed to Mexico and Canada Through at Least December 21

Given the soaring number of new coronavirus cases around the world, especially in the U.S., an extension of largely closed borders within North America shouldn't come as a shock.

U.S. Borders Will Remain Largely Closed to Mexico and Canada Through at Least December 21

Business Travel

Business Travel Airfares to Remain Flat in 2020: Amex GBT Report

The good news is that airfares aren't set for a major increase in 2020. The bad news is that a softening in the financial outlook for global businesses is the likely cause.

Business Travel Airfares to Remain Flat in 2020: Amex GBT Report

Airlines

Delta Hints at Return to Days of Simpler Fares

Airlines aren't always the most customer-centric businesses so any move to make things easier to understand should be welcomed. As usual, we'll believe it when we see it.

Delta Hints at Return to Days of Simpler Fares

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

In the age of mass media, word of incidents in travel destinations quickly spread across the globe, and travel advisors need to be prepared to handle client requests for changes in their wake. It's important for advisors to start looking for backup plans when news begins to break.

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Business Travel

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

As well-traveled Americans and international visitors look for their next adventures, travel advisors are pointing them to the allures of the open road. Fueled by an increase in high-end lodging options in the American West, more luxury travelers will shift gears and opt for driving rather than flying.

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Tourism

Theme Park Operator Parques Reunidos Gets $703 Million Takeover Approach

With two of the company’s minority shareholders on board, this bid looks like it’s got a good chance of succeeding. But will any of Parques Reunidos’ rivals fancy getting involved with their own bids?

Theme Park Operator Parques Reunidos Gets $703 Million Takeover Approach